Temple University’s Pre-college Summer Intensives and Institutes invite students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 to experience Temple University academics while exploring potential college majors through a full-day non-credit workshop in a particular topic. Students in a Summer Institute or Intensive will

  • attend one (1) full-day non-credit workshop
  • engage in an immersive curriculum in one academic field
  • build their confidence and sense of independence,
  • engage in interactive, project-based learning, and
  • make new friends and build community with other students from diverse backgrounds.

There are several Summer Institutes and Intensives offered throughout the summer. All are two weeks long and take place in person on Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia.

  • Summer Dance Institute - July 10 to 21
  • Summer Robotics Institute - July 10 to 21
  • Summer Digital Filmmaking Intensive - July 10 to 21
  • So You Want to Be a Critic? (journalism) - July 24 to August 4

Interactive, project-based classes.

Your program will be a mix of class sessions with your instructors, and time to work on your own or in a small group. Every workshop is designed to be as interactive as possible. Your non-credit workshops are designed to introduce you to the key concepts of various academic fields through project-based learning, often through work in small groups. 

College knowledge sessions.

A few times a week, you will have the opportunity to attend small-group skill-building sessions to build your college readiness, or to meet with various Temple departments to learn more about getting into college, paying for college, and taking advantage of academic and social opportunities once you are there. While information presented in these seminars will be delivered by Temple staff, much of the information will be transferrable to your college search generally.

Sample schedule.




Morning class, trip, studio, or project




Afternoon class, trip, studio, or project


Occasional "college knowledge" seminars or additional field trips

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